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Dr. Harmych serves the areas of Cleveland and Beachwood, Ohio
Rhinoplasty | Nose Job | Nasal Surgery in Cleveland, Ohio
Dr. Harmych is known for being a rhinoplasty specialist and rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures he performs. As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Harmych’s approach is solely focused on the face, head and neck. Dr. Harmych is a double board certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon.
Is Rhinoplasty Surgery Right for Me?
Rhinoplasty should be tailored to the individual patient to address their specific anatomy. Expected results from a nose job will vary from person to person. Dr. Harmych’s philosophy on rhinoplasty is conservative. The goal of the procedure is to maintain the appearance of your nose by tailoring the proportions of the nose in a subtle way so that the nose still looks like your nose. Meaning, that your nose still looks natural even after nose surgery.
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The Two Types of Nose Jobs
Although there are many types of rhinoplasty and nose surgeries, there are two main types of rhinoplasty, which is a cosmetic procedure. These two types of rhinoplasty are open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. In an open rhinoplasty, a small incision is hidden between the nostrils. In a closed rhinoplasty, the incision is made inside the nose.
Ask a doctor which type of nose job is right for you.
Main Types of Rhinoplasty and Nose Surgeries
When it comes to nose surgery, it is generally categorized into four main types:
- Rhinoplasty (cosmetic nasal procedure)
- Septoplasty (functional nasal procedure)
- Turbinate reduction (functional nasal procedure)
- Septorhinoplasty (functional and cosmetic procedure)
Let’s go over each type of nose surgery in a bit more detail.
When you think about cosmetic nose surgery, rhinoplasty is the correct term to have in mind. Rhinoplasty is merely a cosmetic procedure designed to reshape the nose. Such changes include reshaping the angle of the nose, reducing the size of the bridge of the nose, expanding or narrowing the nostrils, and other types of nose reshaping.
You may have heard the term “deviated septum,”. The septum, usually located in the midline of the nose, is a cartilage structure that divides the nose into two sides, or nasal cavities. If the septum is displaced to either side, airflow may be decreased. This is a common problem. Septoplasty is a procedure that replaces the nasal septum to the center, or midline, relieving the airflow blockage.
Turbinates are small torpedo-like structures inside the nose that moisten, heat and filter air as it enters the nose. If enlarged or swollen due to allergy or sinus issues, the turbinates can obstruct airflow in the nose. The turbinates are commonly reduced in size during rhinoplasty or septoplasty surgery to further improve air movement through the nose.
Similar to septoplasty, septorhinoplasty corrects the septum and external nose shape and structure. Septorhinoplasty usually involves making changes to the inside of the nose and the outside of the nose to improve the nasal breathing, and sometimes the appearance. Technically, in septorhinoplasty, both septoplasty and rhinoplasty are performed.
What Nasal Issues are Improved with Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Surgery?
Rhinoplasty is a facial plastic surgical procedure indicated to improve nasal breathing problems or cosmetic nasal issues. Some issues that may require rhinoplasty or nose job to correct include:
- Nasal asymmetry or a “crooked nose”
- Dorsal hump or high nasal bridge
- Nose that is too large, too wide or a nose that does not match a person’s facial proportions
- Nasal breathing problems
Who is a candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Healthy people, with realistic expectations, who want to improve the appearance of their nose, may be candidates for rhinoplasty. Younger patients may be appropriate candidates based on several factors, including physical and emotional maturity. Dr. Harmych is an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon and can assist you or your adolescent in determining whether the nose has matured enough to have a rhinoplasty.
How is Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Surgery Performed?
Rhinoplasty is done with general anesthesia. Small incisions, hidden under the nasal tip and within the nose are used. Many rhinoplasty procedures can be performed without external incisions. The nose cartilage and bones are tailored. Each rhinoplasty is tailored to the aesthetic and functional goals. Sutures are used to close the incisions and a small splint is placed over the bridge of the nose. Nose packing is not used.
How Long is Recovery from Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Surgery?
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis. Prescription pain medicine is sometimes used for 1 or 2 days. Bruising and swelling last about a week. Activity is restricted for 2 weeks. A splint over the bridge of the nose and any sutures are removed one week after rhinoplasty. Most of the swelling is gone within 1-2 months. Although, full recovery from rhinoplasty takes 1-2 years.
What Should I Expect During My Rhinoplasty Consultation?
Dr. Harmych and his staff understand that it is normal for patients to feel nervous about their consultation for rhinoplasty. Knowing what to expect can make you feel more comfortable. The most important part of the rhinoplasty consultation is getting a chance to meet Dr. Harmych and his caring team. Rhinoplasty is the most complex and technically difficult procedure performed by plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons. Therefore, the rhinoplasty consultation generally takes a little longer than consultations for other facial plastic surgery procedures. You should expect to spend as much time as you need with Dr. Harmych to be sure all of your questions and concerns are discussed. Generally, patients spend about 45 minutes with Dr. Harmych in consultation for rhinoplasty.
How Much Is a Rhinoplasty in Cleveland?
There is no set cost for a rhinoplasty in Cleveland. Instead, a nose job in Cleveland can range in price depending on the type of nose surgery performed and the time frame required to perform the procedure. Every patient is different and every surgeon is different, so the costs may vary widely from person to person and surgeon to surgeon. Click here to learn more about rhinoplasty cost in Cleveland.
Does Dr. Harmych Offer Simulated Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos?
Yes! Dr. Harmych offers simulated rhinoplasty photo imaging to help show the possible rhinoplasty result. There is no additional cost for rhinoplasty before and after imaging. Cost of rhinoplasty imaging is included in with your rhinoplasty consultation fee.
Can I See More of Dr. Harmych’s Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos?
Yes! Patients will also have the opportunity to view Dr. Harmych’s before and after rhinoplasty photos. You will have the opportunity to review additional before and after rhinoplasty photos in the office during your rhinoplasty consultation.
What Do Rhinoplasty Patients Say About Their Experience?
Patient experiences presented in our testimonial videos depict actual rhinoplasty patients of Cleveland, Ohio facial plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Harmych and have been used with written permission.
RealSelf Q&A with Cleveland Rhinoplasty Surgeon Brian M. Harmych, MD, FACS
Harmych Facial Plastic Surgery performs procedures and treatments on all areas of the face and neck including:
Dr. Brian Harmych, MD, FACS is a fellowship-trained rhinoplasty surgeon in Cleveland, double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. As an expert rhinoplasty surgeon, a significant amount of Dr. Harmych’s practice in Cleveland is dedicated to rhinoplasty, nasal surgery and revision rhinoplasty.
Harmych Facial Plastic Surgery is located in the Cleveland, Ohio suburb of Pepper Pike near Beachwood, Ohio. Schedule a consultation at our Beachwood location and see if rhinoplasty is good option for you. We also offer simulated pre- and postoperative rhinoplasty imaging.
29225 Chagrin Blvd. #285
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Those considering rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty should carefully evaluate their surgeon’s training and credentials. Dr. Brian Harmych is double board-certified and is one of the only fellowship-trained Facial Plastic & Reconstructive rhinoplasty surgeons in the Cleveland area. He has the knowledge and expertise to offer the best cosmetic result while maintaining nasal function.
The before and after photographs presented in the rhinoplasty before and after gallery depict actual patients of Cleveland, Ohio facial plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Harmych and have been used with written permission. Please note that our rhinoplasty photo gallery is provided in order to help you visualize the results that can be achieved at our practice. The before and after rhinoplasty photos are limited to patients who have agreed to allow their photos to be shared. Additional before and after rhinoplasty photographs are available in our Beachwood, Ohio office. You will have an opportunity to view additional pre and post-operative photographs that may be shared only in our office during your personal consultation. As with any cosmetic procedure, individual results vary.